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Food & Water Watch v. United States Department of Agriculture

The D.C. Circuit vacated a district court's grant of summary judgment to USDA's Farm Service Agency in a lawsuit concerning the agency's loan approval for a chicken farm in Maryland. An environmental group argued the EA made in...

Living Rivers v. Hoffman

A district court dismissed a lawsuit concerning BLM's suspension of oil and gas leases sold in Utah in 2018. Environmental groups argued BLM violated NEPA by failing to prepare an EIS prior to suspending the leases. BLM moved to dismiss...

Western Watersheds Project v. Bernhardt

A district court remanded without vacatur oil and gas lease sales approved by BLM in greater sage-grouse habitat in Montana and Wyoming. Conservation groups argued BLM violated NEPA by failing to consider their proposed alternative of...

Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Forest Service

A district court denied environmental groups' motion for summary judgment in a challenge to the Forest Service's approval of a road reopening project in grizzly bear habitat in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. The groups argued the...

Western Watersheds Project v. U.S. Sheep Experiment Station

A magistrate judge granted in part and denied in part environmental groups' motion for summary judgment in a challenge to USDA's decision to allow sheep used for its research service to graze in the Centennial Mountains. Environmental...

Center for Biological Diversity v. United States Bureau of Land Management

A district court granted BLM's motion for voluntary remand in a challenge to the agency's resource management plan (RMP) and EIS for oil and gas leasing in western Colorado. Environmental groups argued that BLM violated NEPA by failing...

WildEarth Guardians v. United States Forest Service

A district court upheld decisions made by BLM and the Forest Service regarding an oil and gas development project on public lands within the Ashley National Forest. An environmental group argued the agencies violated NEPA and the...

WildEarth Guardians v. Bernhardt

A district court blocked expansion of a Montana surface coal mine, adopting a magistrate judge's findings and recommendations. Environmental groups challenged OSM's updated EA and reissued FONSI for the expansion. The magistrate judge...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

The D.C. Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part a lower court order vacating a Mineral Leasing Act easement issued by the Army Corps of Engineers for the Dakota Access Pipeline and directing the pipeline to be shut down. Native...

Friends of Animals v. Sheehan

A district court denied an animal rights group's motion for summary judgment in a challenge to permits and safe harbor agreements (SHAs) issued by FWS for an experiment on nonfederal land to gain data on the relationship between barred...

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